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Decatur is a city in DeKalb County, in the Atlanta metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after naval hero Stephen Decatur.
The latitude of Decatur is 33.774N. The longitude is -84.296W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,043 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,859.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Decatur demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DeKalb County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlanta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30307 ZIP code.
11% of Decatur residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Decatur ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Decatur was $29,363, compared with $21,587 nationally.
56% of Decatur residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Decatur include Emory Grove Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Decatur, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $516. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,325.
Libraries in Decatur include Covington Branch, Decatur Library, Flat Shoals Branch, Scott Candler Branch, Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Branch, Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Branch ... View libraries
DeKalb County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Decatur political report.
Decatur restaurants taking online reservations include Watershed ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Decatur workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Decatur between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Decatur include Americas Best Value Inn, Best Inn & Suites, Country Hearth Inn - Decatur, Days Inn Decatur, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Decatur, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Express - Decatur, Savannah Suites Decatur, Suburban Extended Stay ... More hotels.
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